Natural Solutions Foundation
The Voice of Global Health Freedom™
Amend the US Constitution!
Free Speech for Health Claims!
The Good Bills
H.R.4913 – the Free Speech About Science Act
H.R.3394 – the Freedom of Health Speech Act and
H.R.3395 – the Health Freedom Act
Freedom of Health Speech and Conscience Amendment
The Bad Bills
H.R.2749 – S.510 – the fake Food Safety Bill
H.R.4173 – S.3217 – the Wall Street “Reform” Bill
First, here is what is at stake:
The Good Bills
Foods or dietary supplements that may be of benefit for health conditions are, according to the FDA, unapproved “drugs.” Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Jared Polis (D-CO) the co-chairs of the Dietary Supplement Caucus, have introduced the Free Speech about Science Act — H.R. 4913. This bill would ensure our basic Free Speech in health matter, end censorship and, according to observers, “enable the natural health products community to share peer-reviewed scientific findings about natural health products with the public…”
We have long urged support for Representative Ron Paul’s bills – HR 3394, the Freedom of Health Speech Act, and HR 3395, the Health Freedom Act. This new bill joins them to offer the possibility of a real turn-around in US law; finally supporting the intent of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) that we have broad freedom to use food for heatlh and fully rejecting the FDA’s discredited public policy of “HARMonizing” especially with international restrictions on our rights.
Additionally, we’ve joined with other health freedom advocates to begin to explore the idea of amending the US Constitution to better protect our health and food freedoms. We firmly believe that the Constitution already protects our freedom, but the Federal courts have made it increasingly difficult for citizens to seek redress of grievances in these matters, often determining that citizens do not have “standing to sue” to protect these rights. Read more about this issue here: http://drrimatruthreports.com/?p=5359. The Action Items below address this matter too.
Please use the Action Items below to support these Good Bills.
The Bad Bills
Sometimes a bill that does not seem to address food and health freedom actually contains the potential to harm our freedoms. The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 (H.R. 4173), just adopted by the House of Representatives (and sent to the Senate as S.3217) includes language — offered by Rep. Waxman [D – CA] — giving more power to the Federal Trade Commission to make general rules for interstate commerce that could be used to restrict truthful information about dietary supplements, by requiring expensive, “drug company” level clinical trials before vitamin companies could make claims about their products. This “reform” could hand-over the natural products industry to Big Pharma, which, over the past few years, has bought up most of the larger vitamin companies. The new rules could become a “barrier against entry” driving many smaller companies out of business. Therefore, we oppose this bill.
UPDATE: the Senate approved the “reform” bill and it is now in the hands of the conference committee; we have modified the Action Item to reflect this and to request that the committee take steps to protect DSHEA products. How exactly does the bill threaten natural products:
Additionally, the Obama administration is pushing new farm controls which will drive small and independent farmers off the land, literally leaving the field to Agribiz, (implementing all of Codex through complete HARMonization and allowing the FDA to declare Marshal law) through Congress as fast as possible and have coordinated the House bills so there will be no debate and committee meetings are closed. The story will not be the same in the Senate, if we can generate enough public outrage!
Transparency, change, undoing Bush’s regulations, giving the public time to comment, grassroots anything? None are visible in the current legislative process. Our entire food system, and thus our health, is being given to the last people with any interest in quality or safety: Big Abgribiz. This is going on in the absence of public scrutiny. Those who do know what is happening, of course, have zero access to the process and to the major media. Meanwhile, the media is absent while Congress is moving at warp speed to sew this up.
Our strategy is to strongly oppose both the Wall Street “reform” bill and the Food “safety” bill, expecting that your continued PUSH BACK will continue to delay these bills until the Summer Recess. When Congress comes back into session in the Fall, it will be too preoccupied with the budget and with the elections for either bill to pass…
Please use the Action Items below to oppose these bad bills.
Even though you may have sent messages to Congress on these matters before, please do so again… regularly! It is only the constant barrage of constituent messages, made possible by our easy-to-use Mouse Warrior system, that is keeping these bad bills from being passed. Take each action for yourself and for each person in your household. Thank you!
Oppose Wall Street “reform” that will hurt health and food freedom by giving uncontrolled power to the FTC to abuse:
Oppose the fake “Food Safety” bill that will hurt health and food freedom by giving more uncontrolled power to the FDA to abuse:
Support Free Speech for Health Claims:
Thank you for supporting health and food freedom!
Ralph Fucetola JD
Natural Solutions Foundation
Trustee and Counsel
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